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Leading the way for excellence in Christ.

Bishop Charles E.  Mitchell Sr. holds a Bachelor and a Masters degree in Pastoral Theology from the Metropolitan Theological Seminary of New York. He also has a Doctorate degree from the United Theological Seminary.

Bishop Charles E. Mitchell Sr. accepted his call, to the Gospel Ministry and began preaching under the pastorate of the late Dr. T. Van B. Rhoe, at the Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Newark in 1983. There he served 18 years and was the first Youth Minister in the history of the Church.

Bishop Charles E.  Mitchell Sr. was ordained in 1987 and served faithfully for 3 years as the assistant Pastor of the Greater New Point Baptist Church in Irvington, NJ. In 1993 he was called to the pastorate of the Unity Baptist Church of the Oranges in Orange, New Jersey. Once there he knew he needed to expand the scope of his ministry and in 1995 he organized Project Redirect Outreach Ministries Incorporated.

In March of 2002, Bishop Charles E. Mitchell Sr. was called to serve as Senior Pastor for True Vine Baptist Church in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Bishop Charles E. Mitchell Sr. believes in empowering the people by teaching and preaching the word of GOD. Some call him a walking bible.  He believes that God will give you a destiny that’s not written on paper but etched in stone.

Bishop Charles E. Mitchell Sr. has been married to his beautiful wife Pastor Robin for over 30 years.  They are the proud parents of two sons, Charles 2nd and Elder Michael.


Bishop Charles E. Mitchell Sr. serves in many civic organizations, PBA local 183 and is a member of the National Association of Sheriffs. Bishop Charles E. Mitchell Sr. is currently employed by the Essex County Sheriff’s Office as an Officer. He is a commissioner of Public Safety for Newark North Jersey Committee of Black Churchmen; Harvest Christian fellowship of Plainfield, inducted in the Cambridge Who’s Who in Religion. Bishop Charles E. Mitchell Sr. also serves on countless other ministries.

On October 2015, Bishop Mitchell was consecrated and appointed to the position of 3rd Presiding prelate of Church Alive Ministries International under the direction of Bishop Donald J. Washington, Columbus Ohio.

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    True Vine Cathedral was the best church experience! Thank you Bishop And Pastor Robin Mitchell
    Beth Norway


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